O'Neal vs Ilgauskas ==> O'Neal (whoever)
Garnett vs Bosh ==> Garnett
Pierce vs Lebron ==> Lebron
Allen vs Wade ==> Wade
Rondo vs Bibby ==> Rondo
Bench ==> Celtics
Miami uses an 8-man rotation these playoffs, while the Celtics do reach into its deep bench (especially when Shaq returns).
Then in Game 1, the Heat beat the Celtics via Wade's explosion (and Pierce's ejection). However, I still believe the Celtics will win this series as they still have a chance to steal a game in South Beach before the Boston stretch. The Celtics will be working to clamp down on Wade, and the Celtics always know how to stop LeBron. That is why I am picking..
|Week 3, May 3:|
Sure Bosh (27.8) had a bad game shooting poorly in Game 1, but I could say the same for Garnett. I hope he takes advantage of Garnett's ineffectiveness while he has the chance. Especially that Perkins is gone and while Shaq is absent -- the path to the basket should be a little wide open than usual.
Other possible picks for you:
- Paul Pierce (28.8) - Ah! Look for him to bounce back with a vengeance. Getting ejected is not something to be proud of.
- LeBron James (41.0) - Safest pick if you still believe Heat will lose the series. A lot of people already used him in Game 1 though.
- Kevin Durant (42.7) - Need I explain more? It's Durant! :)
- Dwayne Wade (37.2) - If you believe Celtics still can't stop him, go ahead. I'm sure the Celtics are not happy they let Wade drop 38 on them.